Dress of the week September 26th !

Good  morning  Ladies !  I am  coming  a   day  late  as  I  didnt  get  to  write   yesterday   morning. The  weather   has  turned   cooler  as  you  would   expect  for  this time of  year . Some   mornings  are  down to  the  low   40s    but  the   days   warm up  afterwards.   We  had 2   rain  days   which is  nice for  our  newly seeded   grass.  Early fall

Last   Saturday   was   spent  doing   chores  around  the   house  that   were in   need of   getting  done. We  got a  bunch of  old  pallets  cut up  for  firewood  to  use  in our   backyard  pit.  We also  offered  some to our  neighbors   2   doors  down  who  we  met  for  the  first  time,  Eric  and  Wendy  with their  2   boys. They took  some   and  had   a   fire  that  night!  Then  there  was  general  house   cleaning. on  Sunday  after  Church  they  had   coffee  and   donuts  which are  always  a  nice   treat! In the  afternoon   we   had   friends  come over  and  their  kids   went  swimming  in our  pool  along  with ours  for the  last  swim of  the   season ! Another  sign of the   changeover to fall ! 

It  was    back to   school  On Monday  for  the   kids ,  and work for the  adults  !    On  Wednesday  evening  I  attended a   church  class meeting  for  parents.   This  year  they  want  the  parents  to  get  involved in   the  kids  classes   and   helping  them  deepen  their  faith  along  with us parents,  so we  can continue  to  an  extent   where   they   leave  off  from. It  will be  an  exciting  development! Let the children come to me

Early  Yesterday  morning  I  set  an  alarm to  see  my  beautiful  Niece  Grace   make  her  first holy  communion   via  live  streaming  video.  It  was a   lovely  ceremony ,  It got   delayed   from  May  due  to  covid    but  they  had  a   nice   day  for it  and  had a   family  celebration  later  back  at   their  house .  I  was  able  to  chat  with   Grace  and  her  parents  afterwards, the   power of online video  chatting !  Then  at  11am  our  new  washer  and  dryer   arrived  !!  The ones  that  were   here   were  not  able to  perform  well  enough  for a   family  of   6   so  we  did  have to invest in  new .   So far   so  good !  In the  evening  we   went to  a  local  park  by   a lake  where  they  had  done improvements  to   the  facilities.  It was  a grand opening  day event  with  games   music  and  ice  cream ! 

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  We   came   home  and  had a   little   bonfire .   Today  after   church   they  are  having  the yearly picnic, I will be  helping  with  clean up . 

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Have a beautiful week, Terri xo.

Dress of the week September 18th!

Good morning Ladies ! We are over halfway through September and we are still experiencing warmer than usual temperatures for this month. As long as it stretches fall into our long winter I will be ok with it. I am looking forward to getting out to some orchard for our annual picking , and just being out in nature in comfortable temperatures will be a great time for all.

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Last  Saturday morning I watched an  event  I  always  did  growing  up ,  the  All  Ireland    football  ,  It  is their   version of  the  superbowl. I  was  hoping  Mayo  would   win it  as  they  had  been in  the   final  for 6   times  in the  past   decade   but  had  not  won  any.  As  it   turns out  they  came  up short   again , I  feel  so  bad   for  them,  but   congrats  to  Tyrone.  A  friend   came over  and  watched   with  me  so that was   fun.

   In  the  afternoon   we  went to  see our  daughters   volleyball  tournament,  they  tried  hard   but  did  not  get   the   wins  they  wanted  to  advance.  Its  all  about  trying   again  , they  will get  there! My  in-laws  also  came  for  the   volleyball  and   before  they  left in the   evening   we   went for  pizza.    On  Sunday  we   went  to  Church ,  and   after   had a   pretty  relaxing   day.   The  Monday  to  Friday   was  a  pretty  typical  week of school,  work   and  just  all the  things   we  do  every  week !  There  were   storms  Thursday  night and  some  places   had   power  outages. Funny  thing is our  middle  school  had  a  power  outage on Friday  morning after  the  storms and  our  son  had  to  come  home  early,  there  were  no  tears   though,  none ! 

Today  we  are   going  to  do   some  organizing in our   storage  room   and  pack  away  some  items   still in   boxes   after  our  move.  It is  a process !   I  also  have  to  take  my  phone in   as  yesterday  a  crack   appeared  across  the   screen  for  no  apparent   reason. 

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Have a   beautiful  weekend,   Terri xo. 

Dress of the week September 11th.

Good morning Ladies . Today is a poignant day here in the states, the anniversary of 9/11 . It was a day where thousands of innocent souls went to work or flew on a plane but did not come home. I was living in New York at that time and was working 2 miles north of the twin towers that day. Before it happened I heard the hum of a low flying plane and thought it was really loud or low flying and then moved on. A few minutes later someone got a call that a plane had crashed into one of the towers. The rest sadly will go down in history. All we can do is pray for those who died and their families .

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Last Saturday we tackled some organizing of the garage. We still had boxes there since we moved in late June and I am glad to say we made enough room so we can get our other car into it! In the evening our friends Brandon Josette and Maddi came over for dinner . The kids love having Maddi over and she likes coming also being an only child. We had a fire in the backyard until the bugs started to get bad. Then the adults watched a movie on netflix, Adrift based on a true story . Do you like truelife movies? On Sunday morning we went to Church and then in the afternoon the kids had friends come over for swimming. One of them stayed for a sleepover. The swimming days are coming to an end very soon!

On  Labor  day  we   did  a   bit  more  organizing    and  I also  got  to  watch the  solheim  cup, the  Ladies   golf  tournament   between  Europe  and  the  USA . I  was   delighted  to see  an  Irish young  lady  Leona  Maguire  star  in the  tournament !   Tuesday  was   back to  school  for  the  kids   after  the  long   weekend. the  week   went  pretty  fast with our  daughter   playing  volleyball  a  few   evenings   after   school.   Today  she   has  a  tournament  to play in  as  well, whew so  much playing,  better   her  than  me!!  

My  in-laws  are   coming  later   and   staying over  so the  kids  will be    delighted  with  that!   They will also  watch  some of the  tournament.  There is  also  another  sports  event  I  have   an  interest in, The  All Ireland mens  football  final   where  Mayo  will play  Tyrone in the  final. It  starts  at  11 am  my  time  today.  I grew up   with the  game , and  it  is  the superbowl   comparisson  for  Irish people!

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The ladies playing gaelic football!

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   Have a   lovely  weekend    and  week  ahead  ,  Terri xo. 

Dress of the week September 4th !!

 Good  morning  Ladies  and  welcome  to  September !!  August  just  went  by  so  fast  I  felt .  Last  Saturday  with  the  help of all  6 of  us   we  did  some  house  cleaning. It is  amazing  how  many  hands  make  light  work   At  2pm  after a  little  packing  we left  to  stay  at a   hotel  2 hours 30  minutes  away.  As I said  last  week   we  were  travelling for our  nephews baptism. 

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As  we  were   driving  on  interstate  94  we  went  through  many  downpours  and  nearly  had  to  pull  over  as   visibility  was  very  low  and  the  wipers   were   on highest  speed!   But  the showers   dissapated    we  were  able  to  arrive  at  the  hotel in   sunshine .  We  arrived  at  5.30 pm  and  the  kids  of  course  went  to  the  pool  right  away! It was a  nice  pool  and  it  was  not  too  busy.   They   swam  for  over  an  hour  and   then  went  across  the   parking  lot to AJ’s   for   dinner. It  was   a  nice  place  and  the  food  was  good.   After   dinner  the  boys  went  back to the  pool     before bed  for  an  hour.   The   hotel  was   pet  friendly and it  was  the  first  time   we  brought  our  dog  Tucker to a  hotel !  He  did  really  well  but  felt  he  had  to  protect  us by  barking  a  little  when  seeing  strangers!   It  was  cute  really. 

We  were  up  early  on Sunday  morning  as the  baptism  was  at  8:30 am  and  was  also  a  25  minute  drive  from  the  hotel! WE  got  breakfast  ,  packed   got  dressed  up   and  were  ready to  leave  just  before  8am.  On our  way  we  went to  this  scenic  overlook   at  the  nearby lake

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Lake overlook !

The  baptism  took place  during  the  church’s  morning  service  and  it  was a  beautiful   event. He  did  very  well and  there  were  no  tears  as  the water  of  Baptism  was  poured over  his  head!  They  used  a  family   gown  as  his  outfit.  Afterwards   we  went  back to  their  house  and  had   lunch  and conversation. We  did  not  stay too long  after  as  we  wanted  to  get  back a  little  early for  the next day’s event : SCHOOL! 

Our  daughter  started  High  school (yikes!!)  and  is  settling  in  well.   After  school   there  has  been a  lot of  volleyball games  both home  and  travel.  Our  oldest son  started  middle  school and  is  meeting  new  friends  as  well as  the  kids  he  was  with  at  elementary  school.   Our  two youngest  started  in  a  new   elementary  school   and  were  made  welcome  by  everyone ! We  have  a  week  done  now and I am  happy it has  all gone so well.  7535fbf63faf1c841fe29324633de0256bdf1600a9ad282e9f2d59377472ece9.0

  This  weekend  being  labor  day  ,  the  kids  will be off Monday.  We are  staying  home  with  friends coming over today  and  on  Monday.  I am   happy to  have  a   pretty  relaxing  weekend !   The  weather  is  cloudy  today  with  sunshine  promised  tomorrow. 

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  Have a   beautiful  weekend, Terri  xo. 

Dress of the week August 28th !

Good  morning  Ladies! It  is  a dry  start  to Saturday   after  a  week  of  heavy   rain   in   4  days  since  last  weekend. We  are  promised  more  this  weekend .I  will take  it  as  it  has  been  a dry  summer  up until  now.  It is  also  welcome  for the  farmers  in  our  area   as   they  grow  their  crops.  

Last Saturday we got a bunch of yardwork done. Our friend Brandon borrowed a friends tractor to disperse the pile of dirt created from putting our pool in. He came over early and we made breakfast before starting. He is really good on the tractor and after an hour had most of the pile knocked down and spread through the yard in the low spots . We had to take out the clumps and big stones by hand. After it was spread we put down grass seed and it is starting to grow now .

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The tractor !!

On Sunday we went to Church and after lunch spent a relaxing day at home. I went into the pool for the first time since it was put in, before this I had watched the kids only but I braved the cold water and had a nice time in it !!! The week was pretty typical , but the last week off for the kids, they go back to school on Monday. There were some last minute events, school photos , and a refresher for our new middle schooler getting used to his new surroundings , I went with him yesterday to an empty school , it was nice to walk around and see where his rooms are. Our daughter had a volleyball game Friday and they unfortunately lost, cant win them all!!

   A  few weeks  ago  we  were  both  asked  to  be  Godparents  to our  nephew  Stanley  and we  accepted  of  course !  So  tomorrow  at  8:30 am  he  is  being  baptized ,  being made  a  child of  God’s  Kingdom.  We   have  to  travel  3  hours  so   we  are  leaving  later  today   and  staying  in a hotel overnight .   It  has a  pool  so it has  the  kids  excited.  Afterwards  we  will go  back to  his  parents  house  for  lunch.  It  will be  a great  day  for  the   family. 

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  Have a  beautiful  weekend , Terri xo. 

Dress of the week August 21st!

Good  morning  Ladies ! I  hope  you  are  all  doing  well  as  we  move  quickly  towards    the  end  part  of  August.  The   summer  has  gone  so  fast   and  the   kids  start   school  a  week  from  Monday!  The  weather  has    been  pretty   humid   early in the  week  but   has  cooled  of  nicely  heading into the  weekend. summer flower

Last  Saturday   we   did  some  landscaping  work in  our  backyard .  It  was  unplanned   but  due to  having a  pile of  dirt  from the dig  out  for  our  new  pool  we  wanted to  fill in  some  areas that  were  low in our  yard. We  worked  together to fill  wheelbarrows,  the  kids  helped  also.  After  all  we   did  we   still  have a  lot  so our  friend  Brandon is  going to  come over  today with a  front load   tractor  and  spread the  rest of  the  dirt  for us, thank you Brandon!!  On  Sunday  we  went to Church   and  enjoyed  coffee  and   donuts  afterwards.   The  kids  had   friends  come   visit and  their  Mom  and  I had a  nice  chat  for a  while as  they   swam .  One of  them  had a  sleepover. 

The week   did   go in  fast   with  kid  activities  and  some   more  playdates .  The  new   pool is  proving popular with  them !  Thursday  was a  big  day.  Our oldest son  had  orientation for  middle  school , still hard to  believe  for me !  He  said  it   went  well  and  got the  bus  there  and  back.  Then  the  younger  kids got  to  meet  their new   teachers in  elementary  school. They  are  in a  new  school  since  our  move but i  think  they  will  adapt  well.   The  teachers  were  nice  and  welcoming  to  them!  On  Friday  our  daughter  got picked for  the  9th  grade volleyball team  and  was  excited  by  that.  She is a  high  schooler  now , where  has  the  time  gone ??

On  Friday   night  our  friends  Brian , Crystal  and  their  kids  came over  for  game   night. It  was a fun  time  we  played  name  5   where   as it  suggests  you have  to  name  5 of  something, one  question  was  name  5 bands that  begin  with   B .  Can you  answer it ?  It  was  fun  and  stressful all at  the  same  time  as  you  are  on  teams of  2  or   more.  We also played   giant spoons  a  fast  moving  game  played  with a  deck of  cards  when one  person  gets  4 of a  kind   they inconspicuously  grab a spoon  from the  table  and  wait to see  how long it  takes for others to  notice . then everyone grabs but  there is one less  spoon  than  competitors  and if you  don’t  get  a  spoon  you  get an S.  When you  are  last  grabbing  5  times  you are out!  It  is  so  fun!  

I wanted to get my post published early as Brandon is coming over at 8am for breakfast . Got to feed the workers!

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Have a lovely weekend and week ahead, Terri xo.

Dress of the week August 14th !

Good Morning Ladies! It is a beautiful sunny Saturday morning here in Minnesota with a temperature of 54 degrees! After such a hot spell this is a welcome break. I do like the cooler weather! We had a little rain during the week which was needed.

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Last Saturday our daughter had softball nearly the whole day, Their last game ended at 10 pm. They won some and lost some in the tournament which led to the late game. I did get a little alone time also on Saturday for part of the day which is cherished from time to time ! On Sunday there was an 8am game , we left house at 6am as it was an hour away and they were meeting at 7.15 as a team prep. They did well but lost that game and it ended their tournament, they finished 5th out of 20 teams, well done to all the girls!

After the softball we drove 2 hrs for our nephews baby shower , it was a shower for all not just the ladies this time ! And due to covid it was held 2 months after he was born so he was the guest of honor! It was held at his house and was a fun few hours . On Monday the young boys had swimming lessons, they are really progressing well at them!

On Tuesday we went to our local county fair! It runs from Monday to Sunday and is a lot of fun! We got some good fair food and the kids had a lovely time on all the rides . We met a lot of friends also . On Wednesday ground was broke on our new above ground swimming pool ! A company came in and moved the dirt to level it and installed the frame. It can be left up all year round. By 7pm they were finished installing it and all we had to do was fill it. So over the next 2 days we got it to the level needed. It is still a little cold to go in for most people but not for our boys they braved the cold Yesterday , brrrr !!

Our old  neighbors  Neena  and  Chris  and  their  2  girls  came over on Wednesday evening for Pizza  also  and  have a   fun  time  with our  kids . It  was a  busy  day  here!    On Thursday  we  got  a  new  dishwasher  put in  as  the  original  one  to the  house  was  on its  last  legs .  The   new  one  is  soo  much  better!   On   Friday evening  we   went  back to the   fair !  We   just    had  some  food  and  walked  around ,  no  rides  this  time!   It  was  really   busy   being  the   weekend.  Early  Saturday  we    did   some  yardwork    as  we  have a  pile of  dirt to  deal  with  after  the  pool install. We  will use it to  fill in low   spots . 

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Wishing you all  a  lovely  rest  of  your  weekend  and  week  ahead, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week August 7th!

Good Morning Ladies! As I write this post early Saturday morning it is thundering and Lightening outside. Also heavy rain as you can imagine, but it is so needed here as we have had a very dry summer. Most lawns are a little burned but we have been trying to green ours up a little when we can water them. This past week has been in the mid to high 80s so maybe the storm will calm things down a bit!

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Last   weekend on Saturday  we  hosted  a lovely   family  gathering . The head of  the family  tree  here   turned  93 !  He  is  in  an assisted   living  facility  2  hours  from   us  and  was   delighted  to  get  out . There   were 17   of us  in  total, one had  to  work , but it  was  nice to  see  our youngest   member  Baby Stanley make the  trip with his  parents! We  had a  nice   meal   and   some  yummy   cupcakes   afterwards.  It  was   so  much  easier  to host  in our  new   house with a  bit  more   space.

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On Sunday  there  was   Church   and   a  relaxing  day   afterwards. Our   younger   boys   had   swim  lessons  in the   mornings   during   the   week.   They love  water   and it is  a  win  win  as  we   do  not  have a  pool   at the  moment   since  moving. We  are   working  on  getting a   new  one. The  kids   had  a   few   friend   playdates  also.  Yesterday our  daughter  was   playing in  nationals  for   softball in a  weekend  long   tournament.  They  played  2  games  yesterday  and  at  5pm  all the  teams  had  a  parade ! Our   girls  dressed  in  a hawaiian theme!  There  are  more  games  Today  and depending on  results   into  Sunday.

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For  this  weeks  dress of  the  week my   blog   friend  Courtney   has   kindly agreed  to   model    for  us ! She  is a  wife  to Jake  and  Mom  to  baby Scarlett . She  recently   did a  post  on ” ten  tips to  photogragh  a   baby” It   will be  a  great  insight  for  parents  of  young  kids. You  can see  her  post  here   Courtney  was in  some of the  photos  and I loved  the  dress  she  was   wearing! 

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Thank you  Courtney,  have a  lovely  weekend everyone ,  Terri xo. 

Dress of the week July 24th !

Good   morning  Ladies   !  The   summer  is   speeding  along   here  in  Minnesota  ,  we are  only   one  week   from  August   right  now ! They  have  started   putting  out  the  back to  school  items  in the  stores and  is  a  sign  that things are   moving  fast  towards summers  end. We  will  enjoy  the  time  we  do  have  however.  Yesterday  , and  a  few  days  during  the  week  were  really  humid  adding  to the  heat  of  the  sun  meant it  was   so  much nicer  indoors   during   them  times. 

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Last  Saturday  we  completed  the  mentioned  projects  of  installing  a  ceiling  fan   and   putting up   shelving  in  the  laundry room!  We  are  putting  our  own  mark on the  house   , bit  by   bit!   There   was   softball  for  our  daughter  also  on  Saturday ,   they  tried   hard   but   were   dissapointed   with the  results.    Better   luck   next time  girls!  We  had a   nice evening afterwards.  Sunday  was  a  relaxing  day  for  us . We  did online Church in the  evening, I do like  to  go in  person  though . 1500x1000 (1)

Monday there was swim lessons and our youngest passed his first class after a few weeks going to lessons. He is starting the advanced class now as well. The kids also had dental appointments during the week and all is going well for them! Last night our friends and old neighbors came over for dinner and we had a fun night of chat and board games .

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Have a   beautiful  weekend  everyone, best  wishes,  Terri xo. 

 

Dress of the week July 17th!

Good morning Ladies ! So after writing a post just 4 days after moving into our new house , I missed my weekly post last weekend ! Between unpacking and arranging things I just did not have the motivation to post so please forgive me ! I will include it here.

On Saturday the  3rd   there  was  a lot of  unboxing and  putting  items in  their  new  homes , be it closets , drawers  or  cabinets! On the  4th the  rest of  the  family  went on a  2  hr   drive to my  in-laws   camper  that  they  recently purchased  by  a  lake .   They  have  access  for  their   boat ,  so  they all went out  for a  bit.  I stayed  back  myself   and  actually  relaxed  mostly   and  visited a  friend  for a  few hours  as  they(Louann  and  John )  were  having  a  get  together  for the  4th. I  just  was  not  prepared  for a  4hr   round  trip , 30 minutes was   much better. They  were  home   before  dark  and  we  watched a  bunch of  the  amateur  fireworks  that  adorned  the  sky  for a   few   hours!1500x1000

 

 

The  Monday  top  Friday  was  the   standard   week with lots of   work   and  kids  activities .  We also  hired  professional  painters (  a brother of our old  neighbor Neena)  They  repainted    a  lighter  color the  hallways,   Master bedroom   living  room  and  kitchen . There  were  also a   number of  closets  too. 

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On  Friday the  9th our  8yr old  played in  his  first  baseball  tournament    since  starting. It is  cute  watching  them at  that  age !  They also played on  Saturday  and  Sunday  and  came  close to winning it all!   They  lost  a  nailbiter  15 to 14.   On  Saturday  evening  the  next  town over  were  having  their  festival  and after  the  parade  we  walked  around  , sampled  food  and  listened  to  music. It  was  perfect  weather ! On Sunday  after  baseball we   pretty much relaxed  and  went to evening  Church.  Our  daughter  had  her  friend  Maddi  come  over  for a  sleepover , she  likes it so much here  she  stayed  2  nights ! After  softball  Monday evening  she had a  second  friend Madison  who  everyone  calls Maddie  stay over also!  

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The  week went  by  quickly  until Thursday  when our  friends  Leah,  Tim and  their  boys  visited  on their  way  to Wisconsin  on  vacation.  It was  lovely  seeing  them, one of  the  first  visitors to our  home.  Last  night Friday our daughter  had  to travel for a  softball  game , I stayed home  with the  boys. We  have a  few   projects  planned  today, a  ceiling  fan in  one of the  boys  bedrooms( wish us  look!)   Also some  shelving  to put up in laundry room . 

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Have a  fabulous  weekend  everyone, love  and  hugs, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week July 3rd !

Good morning Ladies and welcome to my blog from our new home !!! This week has been quite the rollercoaster so we will get into it . On Sunday evening our good friends Brandon Josette and daughter Maddi came over for a last meal together in our old house. He also dropped off this really long trailer for us to pack the last of our household items into . It belongs to a friend of his and we are grateful for the loan of it.

After  packing  boxes  with all sorts of items , from different  parts  of the  house , we had   everything  cleared out at  11:28  am  on  Tuesday morning.  We  were leaving our  home  of  15  years   for the  last time  and  it was  emotional ( I am tearing up now  writing this!)  The  memories  will last   forever in photos  and  video. 

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At  1pm  we  signed  for  the   new  house  and  by  1:45  we   got  the  keys , it  was  ours!  The  house   was in  really good   shape, ( we  had  done a  walkthrough the  evening  before and they had  lots of  unpacking to do at  that stage!) It  took a  while  for it to  sink in  that this  was  ours! It  is  so  much more  spacious   for a   family of  6  and  we love it  now.   We  unloaded  the  trailer into the  garage  on that  first  evening, we  also  have  the  rest  of our  stuff in  storage.  We  stayed  at a  hotel  the  first  and  second night  , as  Wednesday  we  had  the   carpets   cleaned and  also  the   central  air  ducts  cleaned  as   one of  our  boys  has  allergies  and  we  wanted  a  fresh  start. On Thursday  my  in-laws  came  to  help   with  unpacking ,  and  all the assembly  that  was   needed . They  stayed  overnight  with us and  left  at  noon  Friday, they  were  a   huge  help!!! 

Also on Friday  our  daughter  celebrated  her  14th  Birthday , so we  wanted  to  make it  special  for  her  also! We had  a  meal at  home  and  sang  happy  birthday  with  her  favorite  cake .  I can’t  believe  14  already!!!  

Today we are  going to  be  doing  some  more  assembly  and unpacking!

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Kitchen sneak peek!

I will have more to  come later! 

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  Have a lovely  4th of July  if  you are  celebrating  where you are , take  care , Terri xo. 

 

 

Dress of the week June 27th

Good morning Ladies ! I am finding time from my busy schedule to say hello this morning. As you know we are moving and in a little over 48hours we will leave the house that we moved into as an 18month married couple back in 2006 and subsequently had 4 little ones in. It is for sure a bittersweet feeling realizing we will be departing here but an exciting new adventure awaits in a new house with lots of future memories to make.

Last weekend there was a bunch of packing done so it is easier on us when we leave Tuesday. Our daughter also had a softball tournament so things were busy Saturday. On Sunday after church we drove 90 mins to meet family for fathers day at a local restaurant there. There were 4 generations present which is so special to have the Great Grandfather out and about! The week went quick up until Friday , It was someone birthday in our house, I wont say who !!! But “that” person received some nice presents! We went to a local British style restaurant ( i picked the place) and the food was so good.

Yesterday there was packing ( sorry i am a broken record!) and paint touch up to leave the house nice for the new owners. Some packages arrived for them yesterday and today which was a surprise! We went to Church earlier and later our good friends are coming over for a last meal here !

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Have a lovely week, we will be in our new home for the next post!! Take care, Terri xo.

Dress of the week June 19th

Good  morning  Ladies   how  are  you  today?  It   has   been  for the  most  part  a   very pleasant  week , with the  temperatures  in the   80s which is  more  in line  with  my    heat  level! We  did   have  one   evening  of   heavy rain  and  hail  but it   was  over  in a  few  minutes. 

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Last Saturday we did some yardwork as it was getting a little unruly with grass and weeds. We want to leave the place in good hands for the new people who will move in here on June 29th ! We also have a little paint touch up to do inside to make it look welcoming inside too. We got a lot done . Sunday we went to Church and then it was home for a relaxing day with the kids mostly going in the pool. one of our sons had a playdate with a school friend. Monday morning an appraiser came to check on the value of our house and he/she came back and valued it at the same agreed price of the sale!

There  was  a lot of   sports  for the  kids  during the  week, volleyball. softball   baseball   , archery  and   swim  lessons  ,  It is  a juggle   but  we  get it  done !   On  Friday  night our  friend   Crystal brought her  2 kids over  for a bonfire  and   night  swim !  Our  kids  love  the pool at  night too. We  just  keep  a  close eye on them. Her and  her  husband  had  taken the  kids on a  little  bike  trail vacation  form  Wednesday to Friday , and  were  starting to get  tired. 

Tomorrow  for  fathers  day we  are having an extended   family get  together    at  a parade  close to my in-laws   house  so that  should be  fun  weather  permitting. 

Please  rate out of  10 this ditzy floral  print   ruffle  hem  dress, see  here

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Have a  beautiful  week  ahead  all,  Terri xo. 

 

Dress of the week June 12th !

Good  morning  Ladies !!   I come  to you  on a  cool  day!   After  a  bunch of  days  in the  high 90s and  low  100s   we  are  in the   80s  today, where’s  my  coat??? It  is  way too early  to get  these  temps  in  Minnesota    and  I hope  there  is a   cooler  period. 

Last  Saturday   morning  I  met  my  friend  Claire  for  coffee .   I  first  met  her  at  our  church after  moving  here  and  she is  also Irish! We   had  a  nice  chat  and  caught  up  on life. i  see  her  at  church but  its  nice  to  sit  down  and  relax .   After  that  I  did  some  shopping  , came  home   and  did  a  few   chores.   I also  went  to  see my   daughters  team play softball. They  did  not  have a  good   day in the  searing  heat. 

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On  Sunday   we  went to   Church, the  feast of  Corpus  Christi .   The  rest  of  the  day  was  pretty  relaxing .   our  youngest  had  swimming  lesson  for  3  days during  the  week.  He is  already part  fish in  our   backyard  pool  but  he  is  getting  fine  tuned  with  teachers. There  was  also  softball  and  baseball  activities.  Yesterday  our  youngest  celebrated  his  6th  birthday!!  He  requested  to go to  Applebee’s  for   dinner  and  also  he  got  a   minions  cake! Not to forget  all the  generosity  from  family  here  and  overseas! 

Please  rate out of  10 this  cool  cotton  forget  me  not  sundress  from April Cornell see here

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Have a  lovely  weekend, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week June 5th!

Good morning Ladies , how are you today? After having morning frost here just 3 and a half weeks ago , yesterday we reached 100f (37c) in a week that gradually crept up to that temp. It seems a little early for those temps but is going to stay in the 90s for a few days. I am glad we have our pool set up !

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Not our pool but what a view!

So  last  week  we   were out of  town  for  the  long  weekend at my in-laws and also  as  our  house  was  just  put on the  market to  sell ! There  were   viewings  on  Friday  with some interest { I had said  there were offers  made on Friday  but  in fact we were  told that someone was going to make an offer but  had not that  day)    On  Saturday  there  were  morning  appointments   and  then  at 1-3 there was  an open house. Our  realtor  who has been in the  business  0ver  30 years  said he never  seen  such an amount of people  for an open house , and  on a  holiday  weekend! We  were  expecting offers  to come in  Saturday  evening  but  they  did not.   We   came home  Sunday around  midday  and  had to leave soon after  for  a  showing.  There  was  also  a late  afternoon  showing . Our  realtor  came over in the  evening  and  said  we  had  received  an offer!!!!  The  people  who  viewed it early  made a  nice offer  and  we  accepted , it  was  such a  relief I can tell you!!  We  have  heard  they are  a  young  couple  who are renting right now  and  have to be out of  their  place at  the  end of the  month .  Reminds me of  us when  we  moved  in,   with the same  circumstances as them.  We  are  doing our  house  closing on  June 29th in the  morning and   closing our  new  home in the  afternoon.  Thank God it all worked out ! 

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So our  weekend  away  was  so  nice ! We   relaxed at  my in-laws  house  early (they were at  their camper  30 mins away)  Then we  drove to my brother-in-laws and  his  wife’s  house  to  meet  our baby  nephew Stanley!  He  is  just  adorable  and  brought  back  memories of our  kids  at  that  age. he is  a  month old  but  is  such a   strong   baby  for his age. 

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 After  leaving Stanley and  his  parents we went to the  camper  for  dinner   and  were  treated  to  Sauerkraut  and  dumplings !  Our  2 older  boys  stayed  with  their  grandparents  overnight in the  camper and  we  picked them up Sunday Morning.  It  was  nice relaxing at  home  Monday , our  friends  Brandon  Josette  and  Maddi  came over  for  a  visit Monday afternoon. The  kids  were  back to  school Tuesday  and  were  finished  for  the  summer  Wednesday at  noon!   They are  happy  to  be on  vacation. 

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We  have  a little   work to do  at  house  today to  be  ready for leaving  June  29th  but  nothing  too hectic. 

Please  rate out of  10 this   Poetry  smocked  tiered  ruffle  dress in  a  periwinkle  color.  It  has  tie  shoulder  straps.  See here

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Have a  beautiful  weekend, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week May 29th !

Good morning Ladies !! How are you ? If your in the UK and United states you will be enjoying a nice long weekend. It is a lovely sunny day here . We are at my in-laws house for the weekend. So much has happened since my last post May 15th!

On  May  16th we  looked  at  an  existing  home about  4  minutes  drive  from  us .   It was a  beautiful  home built  in  2007  .  It  has   4   bedrooms  with the  option  of  adding  another.  It  is  spacious  and a  lovely  layout.  So  we  put in  an  offer on  the   house  and  2  days  later   we   were  accepted  !!!!    We  are  officially  moving.  We   did love  the  house style  that  was  going  to  be  built   blocks  away  from  us , but  the   builder  came  back  and  said  it   would be an extra  $25000  dollars  to  build  based on  material  costs. We  declined and  are  happy   to  move  forward  with  our  new   pre built  home.   One of  the  conditions  of  our  offer  being  accepted was  that our  house  would  be  put on the  market  within 10    days  ( yesterday  Friday!)   We  had  a  lot of  work to  do to  get it ready  for   showings! There  was    a   bunch of  stuff  moved to  storage  lockers  a  mile  away. We  had  extra   help  Thank God! So  every  evening  we  had   projects to  complete.   There  was  a  lot of  painting , cleaning  decluttering  to do. Since  Sunday we  had  been up  late, some days  until 2am!!  We  got  new  carpets in   throughout .  They  look   great!  So   Thursday  night  we  stayed  up late (2am again !)   and  had  it  ready   to  go on market   on  Friday  morning!  As    I  write some  people  have  made  offers  which is  exciting.   I  will have   updates   next  week!   Some  pics  below of our house listing   ,  I  can hardly believe its ours !

 

We  are  staying  here until  Sunday  as  there is  house  showings  today  and  early  tomorrow. Today  we  finally  get  to  meet  our  newest  family  member our  nephew Stanley!  WE  drive  90  minutes  from  here so it   will be  a  precious  moment  seeing  him  and  his  parents!   It  will be  a  relaxing  weekend after a   busy  week!  

Please  rate  out  of  10  this pinafore  style  ravishing   red   Prairie  dress From  April Cornell , see here

 

Have   a lovely  weekend, Terri  xo. 

Dress of the week May 15th

Good  morning  Ladies!!    How   has  your  week  been ?  We   have  had  some  lovely  spring  weather  this  week.  There   was  sunshine  everyday except  for  yesterday   where  it   was   overcast  and rainy,  but  we  need  them  days  also! 

On Saturday early there was a bunch of chores that I attended to at home. Then in the afternoon we started a back burner project , ceiling painting !! There was prep to do before any paint was applied , the walls had to be protected with plastic and the floor somewhat. We are getting new carpet on the floors so they don’t need too much covering. We used a roller with a long handle , it is harder than I thought painting over your head ! We got one room completed and are going to tackle more today. Wish me luck!

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For   early Mothers  day   there  was   breakfast  in  bed  and a  new  sterling  silver heart  chain  gifted!!   Then  we  went to  church  for  10:30  am , it is  good to  be  back in  person!  In the  afternoon  we   surprised  the  kids  with  a  waterpark  stay  Sunday into  Monday!  We   found a discounted   coupon for  a  family of  6    and  jumped at  the   chance!  It is  the   great wolf  lodge  waterpark, we  have  been  there   a  few  times   previously.  They  were   so  excited   and  there  was   some  hurried   packing  done !  When we  got  there it   was  a  relaxed atmosphere  with  a  smaller  capacity of  people.   We   ordered  pizza  for    dinner  and  they slept  soundly  that  night!   On  Monday  morning  they  did   a  little  more  swimming,  tubing,  watersliding    before  it  was   time  to  check out . 

 

 

Tuesday  was   back to   normal   With  school,  and  evening  sports.   The  younger  kids   had  pajama  day  at  school  Wednesday  which  was  fun ! 

 

New house  update :  I told  you  were  are  due  to  move into a  new  house in August, September. Last  week we  got  the  permit  approved .   Then on  Monday  evening  we  received  information  that  the   builder is  backing out of  the  contract  to  build. Long  story   short is  they  cannot  afford  to  build  the  house   at  the  agreed  price  we  reached  a  few  months  back.  The   building  trade costs are  at an  all time  high,  300% higher  than  a  year  ago   due  to   the  pandemic.   There   were  a  range of  emotions  when  we  got  the  news ( as you  can imagine !)   But  we  are getting  used to  the  fact  that  we  most  likely will not  be  building  now.   The only  chance  we  have  is  when  they  come  back  with a  revised  price , and  we  will see if its worth  it to pay  that extra. Otherwise  we  will be  looking  at   existing  homes  to  purchase. 

Last  night  just  for  fun  the  two of us   did actually  take  a look  at  a  few existing  home  through  our  realtor   friend  Mike. They  were  nice  but  did not  fully  meet  our  needs.  Afterwards  we  had a  little  date  night  at  a  local  bar  restaurant  called the crooked  pint . It  was   nice  to  get  couple  time,  the  joys  of  having  a  teenage  babysitter! 

Today  we  will tackle  some  more  house  projects ! 

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  Wishing  you  all  a beautiful  weekend, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week May 8th(+3 days!)

Hello Ladies ! I started this on Saturday and finishing it today , my apologies! we are already a week into May , I cant believe it! We are waking up to a beautiful Saturday morning . The weather has been pretty nice up to now apart from a wet day on Tuesday.

Last  Saturday  morning  we  all woke up early and  made the  2  hour  trip to my in-laws   new rv  park.  They  made  a long  term  lease on a  plot that  has  a   deck that you  pull your  rv  up to . They  also  have  lake access  for  their  boat , so  we  will be  spending  time  there  I am  sure over  the  next  few  years.   Then  we  went  back to their  house  which is   30 minutes  away  for  a  family  get  together. We  had a   nice  lunch and  it  was  good  to  see  my brother-in-law  and   his  family  again. We   were  hoping  to  see my other  brother-in -law  and  his wife  and  new  baby  but  they  did not  make  the   trip  so I am  hoping  to  meet  the  little  guy soon!!! 

On  the   Sunday  our  8 yr  old  celebrated  his   first  holy  communion !  It  was  a   beautiful Mass    where   he  and  11 others  took  part  in the  sacrament . The   boys  looked   handsome  and  the  girls  were  so  pretty in their  white  dresses  and  gowns!   Afterwards we   went  and  had  a  nice  lunch  at  a  local  restaurant. 

The   rest  of  the  week  went  by  pretty  typical,  with  softball  and   Baseball  in the  evenings  after school. 

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I  will be  back  on Saturday I hope , Terri xo. 

Dress of the week May 1st!

Good morning Ladies and welcome to the first day of May!! It is the feast day of St. Joseph the worker. I am hoping for a really spring like and sunny May after a pretty wet April which was great for the growth of all the pretty flowers ! Last weekend we even had snow flurries !

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Last  Saturday   our  daughter  had   volleyball   again  I did  not  go  with  her   this   time ,   again . They   left  at  7am  and  were  gone  nearly 12  hours. They  played   6  games   and   placed   2nd in the   tournament!  They  went  out  to  eat on  the   way  home   a s  a   special  treat!   I  went   with our  son  to  first  holy communion  rehearsal  in  the   morning.  He  will  receive  the   sacrament   tomorrow .  It will  be   so  nice   watching  all the   boys  in their   suits  and  the   girls  in their  white   communion  dresses!!   Later   on  Saturday  the boys   played  with  their   friends  Easton   and  Amelia. Their  parents  came  over   for  a   bonfire   after  dark as  they  were   picking  the   kids  up.  We  had a   little  adult  playdate  too, why  not!!  

On Sunday we went to Church for the first time in person since covid came in. It was nice to get back after all this time. All the distancing protocols were adhered to and there were no issues. Soon after church we went on a 90 minute drive to see the kids Great Grandpa at a local restaurant to him. It was the first time he was able to get out of his assisted living house also since covid. The last time we got to see him was October for his wife’s funeral. My Father-in-law and his sister had been able to see him though. We are looking forward to seeing him more !!

On Monday our  8year old  woke up at  4am really distressed , having  a  barky  cough  and  throwing up a  little . I  took  him to the  ER immediately . On the  way  there  he  started to feel a  bit  better.  They diagnosed  him  with croup  and  gave  him  a steroid  injection to fight it.  He  was  better later in the  day . 

 On Tuesday  Baseball  and   softball   was   cancelled  due to  rain .  Wednesday  was a   much  better  day.  I  was   able  to  get  my covid   shot , it  went   smooth  and  no   side   effects!   Thursday  there   was    softball  and   baseball . Our  son played in  his   first   scrimmage  and  got  2    hits! 

Shout out ! 

congratulations  to my  brother-in-law  and   his   wife on the   birth of  their   first   child  , a  healthy baby boy born last  Saturday night   called  Stanley!! We  are   excited to meet   him  and  are likely  to do  so   at  a family  get  together today! They are  75% certain they  will  be able to attend it!!  But  with a  newborn there  will not  be   any pressure on them . 

Also  a  shoutout to my  blogging  friend  Steph and Dan who are  expecting  twins in November!! 

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Have  a  beautiful weekend   everyone, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week April 24th

Good morning Ladies , How are you today ?

On  Saturday  morning  our  daughter   had  Volleyball early, I was  the  one  who  got  to  stay  home this  time  with   the  other   3   kids! They  left  at  6am!! I was  ok   with not having  to  travel   an  hour . They  went to the  mall of  America  afterwards  to  find  items she  needed.  Myself  and  the  boys had  a  nice  morning and afternoon at  home, they got outside  for  a  bit  as  the  weather  was   really  beautiful. At  4 pm  our  old  neighbor  and   his Daughter  came over  to visit. She is  a  sweet  13 yr  old , we  love  having  her. She  is  an only  child  and  thinks  of our   kids  as  family  which is  so nice. We  barbecued   and  had  a  nice  evening with  a  few drinks for the  adults . She  slept over  , they  were up a  bit  late  but it  was  ok  on  a Saturday night !!

On Tuesday  our   8 yr old  started   baseball  for  the   first  time!  He  was   excited  to  do it   and   did   very  well. he  goes   Tuesdays   and  Thursdays   so  its  is   going  to  be   busy !  Wednesday  our  kids   had  their  last   church  class of  the   year. Thanks  to all the   volunteer  teachers   for  all you  do,  God  Bless  you! 

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Last   evening  two  friends  came  over ( these  ladies even brought drinks!)  and  we  made  spring  rolls !  They  were   so  good. They  are really   fun to  be   around !   Today our  daughter  has  volleyball   and  some   friends  might  be  coming  over  later  also.  As  we   speak   My brother -in -law  and  his  wife  ar e in  the  hospital expecting  their   first  baby!!  We are  awaiting  news   soon I  hope!!! 

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Have  a beautiful  weekend, Terri xoxo. 

Dress of the week April 17th!

Good  afternoon  Ladies! It  is  a beautiful  day  here in Minnesota it is  58 f  right  now  with  hazy  sunshine, just  the  right  temp  for  this  writer. We  had   dreary  and  wet  days  during  the  week  but it  has  given way to everything  getting   so  nice  and  green. Flowers   are  starting  to  bud  which is  so   exciting!

 

 

I would love this view everyday!!

Last  weekend was  nice  ,  we   did  not  get  up  to  anything   crazy but  just  some   family  time. And of  course  chores , always chores!!   On  Monday the  kids   went  back  to  school   after  spring  break.  Some  were   not  ready for it  but   they  are   back into it   full  swing  untill  June 8th.    It  will be  here   before   we  know  it.   

  Last  night   we   went  for   dinner  at  our  local taphouse,  they  are   such  fun  places, have  you  been  to  one? It is  nice  to  sample  local brewers  offerings .    This  morning  our  son  had  a  first  communion  workshop  that I  took  him  to.   Later our old  neighbors  are  coming  over  for   dinner  and  a  few  drinks.  Their  daughter  is  doing  a  sleepover  which  will be  fun  for  the  kids. 

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Have  a  lovely  weekend  all, take  care  , Terri xo. 

Dress of the week April 3rd

Good afternoon Ladies ! Welcome to my first post of April. We are having a lovely week here weatherwise since Monday. The sun has been shining even though the it has been a little on the cool side with some winds. I will take it though!

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As I mentioned last week our son Had a friend birthday party at a nature park on Sunday. It was really nice out for a socially distanced get together. There was a guide to give them great nature facts and they all had a fun time! They each went home with little goody bags ! The week was pretty standard apart from the fact that our daughter is back at school full time. It is nice they are all back, only a little over 2 months to summer vacation. The week also is Holy week , the most important time of the Christian church. From Holy Thursday to Good Friday and then the ressurection from the dead on Easter Sunday. It is a beautiful finish to the week.

On Friday our  car  was finally ready to pick up after  a  few  parts were ordered  wrong or  delayed. We were ok  as  we  had  their  nice  rental  to  drive in ! Also on Friday  we did  some  packing of  boxes   in  anticipation of out  move  in  the fall.  It is  amazing  how  stuff   builds  up  so  quickly  in  a  short  space of  time!  Then in the  evening  we  went to airport to pick up my in-laws after  their  few  days  in Las Vegas. Today  I  made  some  blueberry muffins  for  breakfast, I have to say they  came out  good. Also there  was  some  much  needed   laundry completed, Yay!! 

Tomorrow  for the  times  we  live in  it  will just  be  us 6  for   Easter  Sunday  dinner. We plan on having an extended    family  get together in May.   I would  like  to thank  you all for  the  lovely  comments  you  sent to  me after  seeing  a  recent selfie  image of  me ! I don’t  post  too often  but it is  nice  to put one  in  every now and  again, I appreciate you all!!! 

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Wishing  you  all  a blessed  Easter , take  care  everyone, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week March 27th

Good morning Ladies ! As you join me we are experiencing our earliest spring in a number of years. Usually at this time we have snow on the ground still and not a sign of grass, but this year it is now uncovered and greening beautifully. The sun is trying to peek through this morning.

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Last  weekend  our  Daughter   had  a  volleyball  tournament  on  Saturday. It did  not  go  as  they  planned  as  they  came  up  against a  more  experienced  group of  girls  but it is  good  to  learn  from it  and  move on. We  also  went  to  the  5th  birthday  party of  our  neighbor  Italia.   Happy Birthday Italia! It  was  nice  to  spend  time  with  her  and  her  family in these times   we  live in.   Her  Mom  had  not  originally figured on  having a  party  until Italia  reminded  her of  her  sisters 5th   birthday  2  years  ago when she  was  3! 

 

  On  Sunday  we   did  online  church   early   and  enjoyed  the  sunshine  for the  rest of  the   day.   Monday  and  Tuesday were very wet    days   but  we  are  seeing  the  effects of  them  now.  Thursday  we  had  a  birthday of our own, Liam  turned  8 , hard  to  Believe ! After  school  we  went to Buca’s restaurant , he  got to pick!  The  food  was  so  good   and  they sang   him  happy birthday !   He  got  some  nice  gifts, one of  them  being  a   beginner  drone  which he is loving !  

On Friday   I brought our  car  in  to  have  brakework  done  ( I think I made  the  right decision, what do you think?!)  I got  a loaner   vehicle as it wont  be  done until Tuesday they said .    I went to the  mall for  something  different, it is  so sad  to se e the  number of  small  businesses  closed  down in there due  to  covid.   I  browsed  some of the  stores  , checking out  their  spring  collections!   It  was  a  good  workout  doing  all that walking!   We  went  to  a  local  country  restaurant  for  dinner  last  night . 

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Today is  starting out  relaxing  but  there  are  projects  to  do also!   Tomorrow after   Palm Sunday church  Liam  has  an outdoor  party at  a  park . There  are   about  13  friends  coming and the  weather is  due to be  nice  and  sunny. 

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Have  a  lovely  weekend   everyone , see you next  week, Terri xo❤

Dress of the week March 13th!

Good  morning  Ladies as  we  move   quickly   towards  mid March already! The  month is  going  so  fast, I think it is  down to  the  beautiful early  spring  like  weather  we  are   getting  here.   After  one  day of  heavy  rain, it  has  been really nice  and  sunny since. The  first day of   spring is  approaching! 

 

 

 

Looking forward to this sight!!

Last  Saturday  half  the   family (myself  and  the   3  boys)  went  bowling  with our   friend  Brandon  and  his  daughter  Maddi .   Our  daughter  had  volleyball. Bowling  was   fun  and I did  not  have  one  gutterball! But to  be  honest  we   had  the  bumpers  up for our  youngest . I still did  pretty  good for  me!   We  got  appetizers and  drinks and  it  was  a fun  afternoon.  Sunday  was   quiet with online  Church . On Monday  evening  we  had our  meeting  with the  builder  to go over all the  nuts  and  bolts  to   building  a   new   house! A lot of it  was  over   my head  but  we   got  it  done! 

 

On  Thursday  morning we met  with the   designer  lady and  picked out  everything  from  shingles  to  tile   grout   colors! It  was a   bit   nervy  making  the   decisions  together , and sometimes  not , but  we  did   it  done  again  and  now  they  can order  everything  and  hopefully  start digging  the  foundations  soon! 

This  morning  I took  the  car in to get  an oil  change  at our local  auto  garage. 

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After  the  oil  change  I had  a  hair  appointment  with  my stylist  Michelle.  We  got  chatting  about keurig’s  and  kitchen  appliances!   Then it   was  home  to do some  laundry  and  now its a  bit  of  relaxation! 

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Enjoy  the  rest  of  your   weekend, Terri xo.

Dress of the week March 6th!

Good morning Ladies and happy March ! Welcome to my latest post from a really spring like Minnesota. I cannot tell you how nice it feels after the temps we dealt with a few short weeks ago in the sub zero’s ! It is starting off chilly but is going to be in the 5os f later and 60 f Tomorrow .

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Happy Women’s history month!!

Last Saturday I was at our son’s last basketball game of the season. He tried it but he said it is not the sport for him. You have to try right? My in-laws came over on Saturday and went to the parade of homes to help us get ideas on decorating for our new home. There were so many cute configurations . They came back and we had Italian food for dinner from a restaurant called Buca’s, very good! Sunday was quiet and straightforward. On Monday we recieved our new Keurig coffeemaker! It is very nice and has added features like stronger coffee! Is that good or bad? We were also supposed to have our house design meeting but there was a step missed between builder and designer and we have to meet builder this coming Monday with the Designer meeting on Thursday. On Wednesday my Aunt had to have bypass surgery. The operation went very well and she is on the road to recovery Thank God.

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The kids were off school Friday for conferences , they were happy to get a long weekend. Today we are going to go bowling with friends in the afternoon. The kids are looking forward to it ! Not sure if i will look forward to my final score!! But it will be fun. I am just glad a bit of normalcy is coming back.

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Have a  beautiful  week  ahead,  Terri xo. 

Dress of the week February 27th

Good morning Ladies from a really different Minnesota! This week the temps are climbing above freezing and there is thawing taking place. It feels really nice in the sun . But I know that it can all go back to the cold pretty fast so I will enjoy it while I can.

Last   weekend  was  pretty   relaxing  for  the   most   part. We didn’t have a  lot   planned which I  was   glad  of. there   were   household  chores ( of  course!)  but   we didn’t  get  into   a whole  lot  of  trouble! We  did  go  see  the  model  house  one  more  time  for  the  new  one  we  are  building  to get  ideas  and  ask   questions  during the   building  process. On Monday  we are  going  to  meet  the  designer  , where  we  will pick out  siding, shingles, doors, and  kitchen cabinets, exciting! 

On Tuesday  morning  I  got   a  sad  text  from  both my  sisters.   The  Mom  of  my   best   friend  from  childhood passed  away in her  sleep overnight. She  was   a  lovely  Lady who also  was always   ready for  visitors  to  drop in and  made  you feel  so  welcome. She  also had  a  great  faith in God, and is  now  with   him after  her  earthly  journey has   ended.  I was   grateful to see  her  funeral on  webcam Thursday morning. 

Also on  Tuesday on  a more  light  hearted   note  our  Keurig  coffee  maker   gave  up the  fight  after  7 or  8  years .   We  have a  new  one  ordered  and it  will arrive  Monday.  Looks  like  I will be going out  for   coffee  today again!! I don’t  do it often  so I think it is  ok!! 

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Today my  in-laws  are  coming to visit , we are  going to look  at  ideas  for living  room  spaces and  how  to  furnish them. Otherwise  we  do not  have a  lot  planned. 

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Have a  lovely  weekend, take  care  , Terri xo. 

Dress of the week February 20th

Good  morning  Ladies and  welcome  to  a  warmer  Minnesota!!  It is  20f  today  a  huge  warm up  from  during  the  week   and  last  weekend.   From a  low of  minus  13  F  it  slowly  creeped up to  todays.  Some of you  wont  believe  how  warm 20  feels! 

 

Last  Saturday   we  painted one  of  the  boys  rooms . As  you  know  now  after  last  weeks  post  we  are  doing  home  improvements in  anticipation of  selling  the   house  as  we  move into  our  new  house in August. It is going  to  be  a  busy  few  months , figuring stuff out , decluttering  and   showing  our   house. We  will  rent  space in a  storage  unit  to  help us out.   On   Sunday  we  went to our  neighbors to  see their new  puppy called Noelle ,  she is   sooo  cute!  I will  have to get  a  pic up  of  her soon. 

On Monday  night  we  had  a  scare! Our  eldest  son woke up after  midnight puking. He  also  had  flu like  symptoms  but  no  fever.  So on  Tuesday all the  kids  stayed  home   from  school and  he  was  tested  for  the  dreaded  C word.  On  Thursday   morning  the  results  came  back  negative   Thank God!! They all  went  to  school  Friday , it  was  a  24  hour  bug  but  was   worrying at  the  time. 

On Wednesday  we  did  online church for  Ash  Wednesday ,  and we are using lent to  learn more  about  our  faith kids and  adults alike!  The  last  few  days  were   pretty  standard .  We have  started  binge  watching   the  show  Rizzoli  and  Isles  when the  kids go to bed, Have u seen the  show? It is a quirky  and  fun  detective and  coroner  show set in Boston .  Today  it is  relaxing  for  a  change, we  are  bring  the  kids  to the  model home  for our  new one later  to  see  for  themselves  in an hour or so. 

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Enjoy the  rest of your  weekend, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week February 13th!

Good   morning  Ladies   from  a   very  chilly Minnesota!!  It  is  minus  5   F  or  minus 20 celsius ! It  is  actually  a warm up  from the  _13f  earlier  in  the  week ! I  hope  you  are  all  staying  cozy    and  warm    where  you  are . a56c8dc192df86d0f91a7bc3fe28dac042e37dc7d47c52e79e262f640327ffc8.0

Last  Sunday  evening  we  watched  the  superbowl.  I  was   cheering  for  the  Bucs   but  didnt  think  they  would  win as  easy as  they did. The chiefs will be  back Courtney !   There  were some  cute   commercials   as   usual  but  also  some  where   your   thinking, what  was  that  about!  

The  kids  were  back  at  school   Monday  after  the  weekend , I hope  they  make it to  summer ! It  is  important  from a  social point of  view .   On Monday night  we  had  a  realtor friend  come over  and   evaluate our   house . The  market is  hot  right  now  with homes selling  within  24  hours in  some  cases.  I  have to let you into a   secret, on Tuesday we signed on to build  a  new house that  works  better   for  our family ! it is only  4 or  5  blocks  from us  right now in  a new  development , and  the  kids  can  get their own  bedroom. More  details to  follow later….

The  rest of  the  week  went  pretty  fast , last night  we  went  to Pizza  ranch  buffet for   dinner. It is  a  special  treat  once  in a  while .  Today  we  are  going to pick out  appliances so the  kitchen  plans can be  drawn up for  house .  Have to move  fast  it   seems!  Later  we  have   some  painting  projects  to  attend  to. 

 

Wednesday coming is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent in our Church where during the 40 days we are asked to fast , pray and give alms to those less fortunate . It is the same time frame that Jesus spent in the desert of Judea.

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Wishing you a lovely Valentines day , take care, Terri xo.

Dress of the week February 7th!

Good morning Ladies and happy Super Sunday! Today is super for football in Tampa Florida. It is a huge event with the build up , the brand new commercials , the halftime show and I nearly forgot the football itself! The Kansas City Chiefs will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , this is the first time a team will play the superbowl in their home stadium . I will root for the Bucanneers(sorry Courtney!) I do have a soft spot for Tom Brady their quarterback.

It is  really  frigid  temperatures  here  this  weekend  and  for  the  week  ahead . The  actual  temp is  -18f  with a  wind  chill of  -35 f  or -28c with a  -37c  windchill!!   It is  due  to  continue  cold  during  the  week  so  I  will be  wrapping  up  going  out ! 

Last  weekend  I was  at  our  sons  basketball  game  early on  and  then we  Had  our  friends Crystal  and  Brian  and  their  2  kids over  for  Pizza   and  game  night! The  kids  are  also goo  friends to ours. They  brought  a  game   called  what  do you Meme  where  you add  a  funny  caption to the look on  the  persons  face  that is up.   We also played  giant spoons  , a  quickfire game where you use  a deck of  cards , you have to be the  first  to  get  4 of  a  kind and  when  you  do you subtly grab  a  spoon  and  wait for  the  others  to notice  as  their heads are  buried in the  cards. There is one less  spoon than players  so someone misses out each time , each time you miss out you  get  a  letter , start spelling the word  S p o o n s . You  can play it with a  few  cheap plastic soup  stirrer  spoons and  a deck of  cards. 

 On Sunday  we  did online  Church , then  it  was  a quiet  evening   and  getting  ready  for  school.  We now  have  3  out of  4  kids  back Thank God!    We  had Volleyball , softball basketball and  Church class to   get  kids to  in  evenings  during the   week. On Friday  the  two of us  had  date  night at  a  local tap house. It  was  great to get  out  as  husband and  wife!   Last  night  we  visited  our  friends  Brandon  &  Josette   and  had  couple  time  and  played  some  games.  

 

 

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Have a safe week, Terri xo.

Dress of the week January 23rd !

Good  morning  Ladies ! As  January  rolls  on we  are  getting  typical  winter  temps  and  weather  for  Minnesota.  Yesterday  morning  was  3f  with  wind ! It  did  warm up later  in  the  day  though. Today is  starting  off  at  10f   and  we  are   promised   between  3  and  6  inches of  snow. I  hope  the  weather is  nice  where  you are ! 

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Last  Saturday  I  went  to  my  son’s  first basketball  game ! it is  a local  league and  he  was  playing against  one of his  best  friends . I  was  chatting  to  his  friends  Mom  during game  so  the  rivalry  was  not  too  intense.   He is  liking it  but is  working on the  finer  skills of  the  game and  trying  to   do  better at  them. 

The  rest of  Saturday  was  spent  doing  chores  around  the  house (never  ending  right!)  On Sunday we  did Church online  again   then in  the  afternoon  watched  some  football.  Two of  my  blogging  friends  teams  were  in  opposition! Mackenzie and Courtney  The  Chiefs just  beat out  the  browns !  Congrats  Courtney, very hard  luck  Mackenzie. 

Monday  was  Martin Luther  King  day, what  an inspirational  man  he  was. It  was  also  my Mom’s   birthday, happy distant  Birthday Mom!!Tuesday  our Kindergartener and 2nd  grader  started  back in the  classroom! I am  so  happy  they  get  to go  back , with distancing procedures in  place. Now  there  are  2  at  home , and  they will  return  in  mid  February.   The  rest of  the  week  was  pretty  straighforward. 

Lower  bath remodel!! 

As  promised  last  week  here  are  the  completed  lower bath  Pics !

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We added the same floor covering we used in the upper bath from last weeks post. We added wallpaper on one wall , what do you think? The linen cabinet is existing . We took out our pedestal sink and put in this new vanity cabinet and top along with new faucet. We took out the old medicine cabinet and replaced it with this new recessed one. The shower has a sliding door but it is a dated brass and the curtain looks better in my opinion to cover it! You can still see it peeking out .

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Have a  lovely  weekend  and  week  ahead everyone, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week January 16th !

Good morning Ladies how are you today? Welcome from a wet/snowy /slushy Minnesota . Usually it would be just snowy but our temps have been higher than usual and we have been getting some rain also. We got a few inches of snow . It is supposed to get cooler over the coming days. I see that the record high temp today for instance is 37f or 2.7c set in 2006!!

I did not post last week , time got away from me I guess. It was a pretty relaxing weekend overall though. We got the 2 bathrooms completed that we were working on though. You want to see pics now !? I will post the basement Bathroom next week.

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I think it came out well ! We added new heavy duty linoleum floor covering . Also we put in a window that had never been there before , then decided to go with a wallpaper on that wall. We also repainted an off white/light blue color. You can see the doors and cabinet are a traditional stain finish but we wanted to add white trim with maybe painting the doors at a later date. This is a shared bathroom , the door on the right is our Master bedroom. A few years ago we put in the double sink, that was a great help! It also has a bathtub with shower and shower stall. I had never seen it before we moved in. The shower stall has a door but it looks better with a curtain as it is a little dated! We added curtains and accent pieced on walls and above toilet.

The kids start going back to school next week ! The 2 little ones go on Tuesday , they are excited to get back. Then our 5th grader is the following Monday with our middleschooler starting in early February. We can hope for normalcy to return bit by bit . Our restaurants also reopened last Monday , I am excited for that!

This morning our son plays his first basketball game! One parent can attend and we will swap as he has 2 games total.

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Wishing you all a beautiful week ahead , take care, Terri xo.

Dress of the week January 2nd !

Good morning Ladies! It felt strange typing in January above but we are indeed in a new month and new year ! I am happy for that and looking forward to better days ahead and getting back to some normalcy as soon as it is possible to safely do it .

It has been a week of pretty much staying home for the kids since Christmas, usually they would be going to friends houses during Christmas vacation , or they would come here to play with the newly delivered toys or games. We are making the best of it and they are playing nicely among themselves for the most part!

The weather has been pretty good for this time of year , we had snowfall during the week, about 4 inches , we are living in a winter wonderland as per usual in Minnesota!

Over the past 3 days we have been renovating our basement bathroom. we put in new flooring , wallpaper medicine cabinet and vanity light . All done by ourselves , its nice to have a handyman ! Pics to follow in later post .

We are going to relax today, The kids go back to distance learning school On Monday and possibly in school later in January.

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Happy new year everyone, best wishes, Terri xo.

Dress of the week December 27th !

Good morning Ladies , its hard to believe but we are now 2 days 0n the back side of Christmas day! The celebrations do go on though until the 6th of January, the feast of the epiphany.

The kids finished school ( distant learning school) on Tuesday until the 4th of January . We did a movie night and they got to stay up later! Our little guy was ready for sleep when it was done. On Wednesday it was quite a day! It snowed 5 or 6 inches but had strong winds also so it drifted ! The temp was 0 degrees F but the wind made it feel minus 24F or minus18C with a windchillt of minus 31! We didnt stay out much that day!

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On Christmas eve we did a bunch of prep , cleaning and decluttering for hosting Christmas day with ourselves and my in-laws . We also had an aunt so there were 9 of us. 2 families were not able to make it, one where my Sister-in-law is a radiologist and didnt want to expose anyone, the other is my brother -in-law and his wife are expecting their first baby in April and didn’t want to expose her.

The kids got up early and Santa had indeed visited, its good to know he is immune to and pandemic issues! There were games , educational fun books and some electronics gifted , of course they also got spoiled by grandparents, aunts, uncles on all sides!

We sat down to eat at 1:30 and had a lovely afternoon of food and chat. We lost 2 Grandma’s this year but we are thankful that we were all staying healthy in the year that has been 2020. We get to put it in the archive very soon and can hopefully look forward to 2021 as a better year.

Yesterday St. Stephens day. as I grew up calling it was a relaxing day at home , in the afternoon I took the kids sledding but it was not perfect conditions due to the fresh snow that didn’t get packed yet. Our friends came over for game night , we played smarter than a fifth grader on our new Alexa( who knew you could !) and also music quiz from all the decades, it was fun! We finished with the giant spoons, I recommend it, so fun!

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Wishing you all a happy new year , I am ready for it , take care, Terri xo.

Dress of the week December 20th!

Good morning Ladies here we are, the 4th week of Advent and only a few days to go until Christmas Day! ! We have been busy her e getting ready for the big day. We are hosting it this year with just my in-laws (Mom and Dad ) and an Aunt coming. It is the year that is in it , I seriously cant wait to turn the Calendar to January 1st, who else is with me ??!!

Last Sunday was relaxing after painting on Saturday. We did online Church and had some family time. The kids had their online school , they are doing really well with it , schools are going to review maybe going back in mid January we will see.

We have been reciving lots of cute family postcard style Christmas cards. It amazing to see how families grow so fast in 12 months!

As promised I am posting our Christmas decorating pics !!

I hope you enjoy them!

Please rate out of 10 floral vine embroidery cotton jersey dress see here https://www.eshakti.com/shop/Dresses/Floral-vine-embroidery-cotton-jersey-dress-CL0080936

Wishing you and yours a blessed and peaceful Christmas from our family , take care everyone, Terri xo

Dress of the week December 13th!

  • Hello everyone ! I am just writing a quick post this week, the 3rd Sunday of Advent or Gaudete Sunday meaning rejoice.

We got our Christmas decoration up during last weekend and finishing up Wednesday. I will post pics in next weeks post ( sorry to leave you hanging )

Yesterday we repainted our main bathroom , It was called designer white but turned out a little blueish , It looks great though. We had put in a new window earlier and completed painting around it , We also added wallpaper to the window wall, pics to come later!! The last part is a new floor covering .

Please rate out of 10 this star print georgette ruffle tier dress, see here https://www.eshakti.com/shop/Dresses/Star-print-georgette-ruffle-tier-dress-CL0066725

Have a beautiful week ahead all, Terri xo

Dress of the week September 12th!

Good morning Ladies and welcome to my first post of September! I didnt post last weekend . The weather has definitely cooled off since even before labor day. It actually produced a light frost Thursday morning . It seems way to early but that is Minnesota!

Last  weekend  was  pretty  quiet  for  Labor  day weekend , our  driveway which is  blacktop   has  been  dropping down  below  the concrete garage floor  for  a  few  years  had  been  creating  a  bump as  you drive in  of about  2  inches.  So  the  husband  started  cutting it out 3  feet out  on Saturday  the  5th with help  by all of us !  it  went  really  well . Then  yesterday  new  concrete  was  poured  so it is  level now, We  cant  drive on it  for  7 days  though!  A  small sacrafice ! 

On Sunday  we  had  friends  over  and  did  a bonfire.   It  was  a fun  night  of laughter  and  memories.  On Monday  we  went  to  a  local park  for  a  nature  walk , we  took our  dog  along, it  was  nice  to get out  and  stretch. 

 

The  kids  started  distant  learning on Tuesday , it  went  really  well ! They also did it on Wednesday,   then Thursday  Friday it  was in class  learning. Their class is  divided into  two  groups Cohort 1 Goes to school 2 days  then cohort 2  for the following  2  days. the  class  sizes are  small as  a result  when they are in school which is an advantage  for the teacher . When  at  home  they  have  school i pads to work with to get  assignments done.  It works for  now, I hope  they can  get  back full time  safely in the  new year.

Our  older  boys    had  their  first  games  in  flag  football this  week! It  was   nice   seeing  them in the  team setting  and  both did  really  well.

This  weekend  is starting  out  wet so  we  will  see  what  we  get up to! 

Please  rate  out  of  10 this vibrant  plaid empire  waisted  dress see here

Have a  beautiful  weekend,  Terri xo.

Dress of the week August 29th!

Good morning Ladies ! I missed out on posting last week, please forgive me! On August 15th we went to the mall of America with our old neighbor Brandon and his Girlfriend . We had dinner at Wahlbergers restaurant and then proceeded to the comedy club on the top floor. Their first date was at the comedy club . When the show was over Brandon got down on one knee and proposed to Josie! It was so sweet , she was overcome with emotion and there were lots of happy tears , and she said yes!! We were in on the little scheme beforehand and it was lovely to share in the moment.

The rest of the weekend went pretty normal . The kids continue to get ready for back to school. They are doing 2 days at school and 3 days distant Learning. I hope it goes as smooth as possible! They have most of the items on the list purchased already for the start of school.

Last Saturday the boys earned some money landscaping with the afforementioned Brandon at his new house. It is good for them to learn that work has its rewards and they got payed very well, alot more than I could have dreamed of at their age!

On Sunday our new neighbors came over as a family for ice cream and get to know you chat! We layed out a bunch of toppings that we purchased and it was so good! It nearly looked like I wanted to impress the neighbors, right?! The kids had played together a few times since they moved in August 1st, their daughter and our son are going to be in the same class in school which is nice. I think we will get along good with them.

This week the older boys started football for the first time. It is flag football which is non tackle , I am grateful for that! They did very well for their first try and have a few more practice sessions and games coming up. Today is going to be one of projects around the house and the ever present Laundry!

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Floral ruffle dress

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend, Terri xo.

Dress of the week August 15th (and featuring baby Scarlett!)

Good  morning  Ladies !  How  are  you  all  doing?  We  had  a  pretty  nice  week  so  far, there  were  some  days  really  humid and  some  cooler.  Last  night  we  had  a  big  thunderstorm  and  areas  close  to  here  had  downed  trees.  It  is  calm  this  morning  and  expecting  a  lovely  day.  It  is  57  right  now  and  a high  will  be 73 degrees.

Last  weekend was  nice  and  relaxing  I  got  a  bunch of  laundry  done  and some  house  projects  sorted  while  everyone  was  out  and  about .  The  kids  cousin Tyler  came  and  stayed  for   3  days from  Saturday  until  Tuesday. It is  the  first  time  he  felt  ok  being  away  from his  family!

We  are  continuing  to  get  ready  for  back top  school  with items  being  purchased ( a  new addition this  year is  masks , who would have thought!

We  had  our  old  neighbor ( seems  strange to  say )  Brandon  along  with  his daughter and   his  Girlfriend  over for  dinner  on  Thursday. It  was  a nice  evening , and  we  got to catch up. We are going out  on  a double  date  night  tonight with  them  and we are  in on  a little  secret that  Brandon is  planning For  his girlfriend ,  shhh!

I  have  been  following  Courtney Byers  on  her  blog  a  Byers guide for  about  4  years  now .  She  does  lifestyle  and  fashion  posts  and is the  sweetest!  On  Thursday  May  14th  Courtney  and  her  husband  Jake became  the  proud first  time    parents   to  the  gorgeous  Scarlett Victoria who  weighed in  at  6 ib  5  ozs.   Courtney  has  been  excited  to   be a  Mom   since  she  was  a little   girl and  that  wish  came  true  with  the  birth of  her baby  girl.

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Scarlett Victoria

 

Courtney  continues  to  post  a  lot  of  lovely    life  updates  as Scarlett gets bigger in  a  very  loving  home. Here  is  a mother’s day post  from Courtney to Scarlett, it is  just  beautiful!  She is now  3  months old!   Thank you  Courtney  for  allowing  me to  feature you  this week!

 

Please  rate out of  10  this floral  vine  print  smocked waist dress, see here I  have customized it  from its  original style.

 

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Wishing you  all  a  beautiful  weekend, Terri xo.

Dress of the week August 8th!

Good morning Ladies , how are you doing? We have had a beautiful week of weather, lows in the 60s and highs in the 70s. There was also very little humidity. I hope you are experiencing nice weather too.

Last weekend was pretty quiet , we did have new neighbors move in after our old one moved out, They are really nice with two girls, 11 and 7. I expect we will get to know them as time goes on.

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Midi dress photo

 

We found out the schedule for school this fall, they will go to school 2 days and learn from home 3 days to start. I am glad they get some days back as it is important for kids to be in a classroom setting. They start on the 31st of this month. I believe they will be fine with all the precautions taking place.

On Thursday our 10 and 7 year old boys went with their Grandparents camping for two days. They have a camper that they pull behind their vehicle and are by a nice lake. We will pick them up later today.

Our Daughter is excited, as on Wednesday she gets her braces off. It has been a long period of patience for a 13 year old but she will be rewarded for it!

Please  rate  out of  10 this floral  print  light  cotton  sundress,  see here

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Have a  beautiful weekend  and  week  ahead, Terri xo.

Dress of the week July 19th!

Good morning Ladies! I hope you are all doing well since I last posted, life has been so busy and its hard to keep up sometimes. We are in a heatwave at the moment, 90s with a heat index in the 100s since Yesterday. I am not the biggest fan of humidity but I will deal with it!

On Friday the 2nd our oldest, Dana, celebrated her 13th Birthday !! Now for the fun years, right?!

On the 3rd of July 4th weekend, , we had some work done , we had a patio door , kitchen and bedroom window replaced. They were in bad shape especially in the winter letting the cold in. We have others to fix but will do it gradually.

Our annual parade was cancelled on the 4th so we just stayed home. That night a group of neighbors set off fireworks that entertained everyone .

Our little guy had an eye doctor appointment on the 5th and it turns out he is far sighted ! He will have glasses as he starts kindergarten. He might not need them permanently, we will see with subsequent visits.

Last  weekend  was  relatively  quiet, we  had  a  bonfire  on  the  Friday  night and  stayed home . On Thursday  this  week  we  got  new  garage  doors, operators  were  not  working  good  for  a  while.  We  did  take out  from  a local restaurant  on  Friday night. Yesterday   was  nice  and  relaxing,  We  did  online  Church  this  morning.  Before I forget, my  neighbor  Patricia  gave  birth to their  4th  child Paul David  on  Friday  night . They  have  2  Girls and  2 boys now!

Our  puppy  is  growing  so  big, he  will  be 5 months on Aug. 1st.I  think you  are  up to  date!

Please  rate out of  10 this butterfly  print  poplin  cotton  shirtdress, see here

Have  a  fabulous  week  ahead, Terri xo.eef

Dress of the week June 6th

Good  morning  Ladies  , how  are  you  today?  I  missed  out  on  my  post  last  week, after  the  events  that  took  place  against  George Floyd  25  miles  away   from  where  I live ,  and  the  subsequent  riots I  did  not  have  the  will  to  write  a  post.  This  man  did  not  deserve to  be  treated  in  such  a  terrible  way   which  led to  his  death.  It  just  takes  one  bad  apple to  give  the  police  a   bad  name , where  as  99% of them  are  professional and  do  their  job   properly. May  George  rest  in peace  in   God’s  Kingdom.

The  restrictions  are  starting  to  loosen  up throughout  our  state. The  restaurants  started having  patio  and  sidewalk  dining  on Monday  which  is  huge  for  the  owners  in  maintaining  their  businesses. Further  loosening  is  taking  place   next  week.

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Last weekend  we  did  some  yardwork. The  grass was  cut   and  edged. Then our  daughter  babysat  and we  went to the  home improvement  store  to  get  concete  edging  pieces  for around  our  two  trees  and  put  mulch inside. We  also  got  edging  pavers  for  under  our  deck  but  they are  not  installed  yet.

The  kids  are  enjoying  the  pool  this  last  2 weeks since  set up. They  are  officially  finished  with  school  now .  There    were   drive  thru  parades to  make  it  feel  more special .

Last  weekend  it  was  confirmed  that  my  Sister  and  her  family  will not  be  joining  us  this  summer  on  vacation. I  knew  it  was  coming  but  they  will  rearrange it  for  next  year.

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Please  rate out of  10  this pretty  floral  print  tea  dress see here

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Have  a  wonderful  weekend, take  care  ,  Terri xo.

Dress of the week May 9th!

Good morning Ladies!  I am  coming  to  you  from  a wet  and  cooler  Minnesota  today. We  had  some  really  nice  weather  during  the  week up  until Yesterday when  the  rain  started. But  it  will  be  great  for  the  plants  and  flowers  to  bloom.OIPCUN1MKLV

we  finished  our  first  full  week  as  a puppy  family  and  it  is  going  pretty  good. Tucker  is  full of  life as  you  would  expect   for  a  9   week old  puppy.  He  did  have  a  few  accidents  in  the  house  but  we  are  working  on  those. He  is  confined  to  one  room  at  the  moment  as  well as  our  back  yard .  The  kids  are  happy  to  have   him !

On  Tuesday  night  when we  closed  the  garage for  the  night  there  was a  loud  thud as  it  was  finishing  closing . We  went  to  investigate  and it  was tight  to  the  ground on one  side and  6  inches  up on  the  other. The  cable on one  side  that operates  it  snapped . We   secured  the  door  for  the  night  and  the  next  day  the  garage  door  company  came  and  fixed  it. Luckily we  didn’t  need  to  be  anywhere or  get  the  cars  out!

On  Friday  we  did  take out from a  local  restaurant  and  I am  glad  to  say  they  are  doing  well !  Its  good  to  see  gradual restrictions  in other  areas  being  lifted .

Please  rate  out  of  10   this  floral  print  crepe  dress  in  off white  blush  and  blue  floral  print. See here  It  can  be  customized , and  I  did it  here as  the  neckline had  a  deep plunge!

ssTake  care  all ,  Terri xo.

Dress of the week May 16th!

Good  morning  Ladies! Welcome  to a  sunny  Minnesota of   57f . It is  supposed  to  turn  to  rain  later  so  as  I  type it  is  nice  looking  out  at our  backyard covered  in   sun.

Last Weekend  was  pretty  relaxing  with some  house  projects getting   done .  We   did  online  Church again.  We  also learned  that  our  Pastor  was  asked by  our  Bishop  to take over  a  different  parish in  our Diocese and after much reflection  he  accepted  the  position . We  will  be  sad  to  lose  him   but  he  said the  new  Priest  coming  in  is  highly thought of!  On  Mothers  day the  kids  gifted  a  Dunkin donuts ( they  just  call it  dunkin  now I know  but  old  habits…!)  cup  and  a  tasty  cake  along   with  a  card!

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On  Thursday  there  was  a  car  parade  at  the  kids  school  so  they got to see  some  of  their  friend’s from  a  distance. They  also wanted  to  try  the  school  lunch a  few  days  for  something  different  , you  get it to  go.

From  Monday  stores and  especially  small  businesses  will  be  allowed  to open here. They  have  been  hurting  and  with  restrictions  will  be  a  big   lifeline  to  them .  Also  gatherings  of  10 or less  will be  permitted.   How  is  everyone  else  holding  up?

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We  might  put our  our  above  ground  pool  Today ! It  will  be a  great  attraction   for  the  kids  if  we  get  to  have  the  water  warm  for  a  week or  so.

Please  rate out  of  10 this   pretty floral  print  Blouson dress ,  see here

 

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Wishing  you  a fabulous  weekend, I hope  you  get  out  for  a  walk  or  maybe  a  bike  ride, Terri xo.

Dress of the week March 7th

Good morning Ladies and happy March to you all! The weather here is turning for the better with warmer temperatures on the way. The blanket of snow we have had since early December is slowly melting. So maybe Spring is on it’s way. I will not get too carried away though, the last two months of March in 2018 and 2019 have given us over 20 inches each!

I missed writing my post last week(Sorry all!!) On the Friday 28th we went in both our vehicles to pick up our new sectional couch for the living room. It was at a furniture store 30 minutes away and they loaded It for us. Our Daughter was babysitting so we had a dinner date at a local countryside restaurant on the way back . It is nice to get husband and wife dates sometimes . We got it all inside after we got home and set it up. There was one snag however, one of the sections had two inch feet supplied instead of 4 inch so they are sending the correct ones by mail.

Our new sectional couch , ottoman and rug

Saturday 29th , I leapt straight into doing Laundry(Sorry I’m terrible I know!) In the evening we went to a local taphouse we had not tried before, it was very busy and the food delicious. On Sunday after Church they had the monthly pancake breakfast. Also last weekend our youngest lost his first tooth , and when I say he lost it , I mean we dont know where it went! It was missing on Saturday morning, we figured he might have swallowed It!I think we will have a low key weekend, I have to make plans to meet with friends one of these weekends!

Please rate out of 10 this floral print flutter sleeveless dress. It has ruffled shoulder straps and ruffled hem . See here

Have a beautiful weekend, Terri xo ❤

Dress of the week February 22nd

Good morning Ladies! ( it is 11.58am!) I hope you are all doing well as we get towards the end of the month. After some snow on Tuesday , and cold temps afterwards ( minus 15 again on Thursday) we are now having sun and 36F today which feels like a heatwave !

Thank you for all the well wishes and concern as I was fighting the cold, I have to say I am pretty much over it. Our 1st grader though had to leave school on Thursday and take Friday off with similar symptons.

Last weekend was one of housework and clean up in general. ( Early spring cleaning!) There was a lot of laundry to get through also. I did get to take our youngest out to a playplace that has many fun slides and trampolines . They actually sell all sets but you can pay a fee to use them indoors away from the elements. He had a fun time.

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my Valentines day flowers!

On Sunday we went to Church , then the older boys went to an adventure place called rock and jump with their friends and their Mom. The week went by fast despite the cold. Last night our neighbor and his daughter came over for dinner and a few drinks for the Dad!

Please rate out of 10 this floral print Dupioni dress , see here

It has a tanked bodice and ruched pleat skirt. I would definitely be pairing this with a cardigan!

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Have a beautiful weekend, Terri xo.

Dress of the week February 15th

Good morning Ladies, I hope you are doing well! We are warming up here after getting down to minus 15 F ( minus 26 C ) on Thursday and Friday. It was sooo cold! It is 25f now which will feel great when I step outside . WE got about 5 inches of snow last Saturday into Sunday . Last Saturday evening we went out for a double date with our neighbor Brandon and his Girlfriend Josette ( I heard on the grapevine she might become more than that soon….!) We went to a Mexican restaurant about 15 minutes away and after that went to a brewpub we like where they offer board games , we played apples to apples which is so fun! We got home in time before the snow started. Sunday we were able to get out too Church, attendance was down a bit though.

This week went pretty normal , I am taking it easy as I have a head cold and some coughing . The boys are going to a movie this afternoon with their Great-aunt , they love it as she spoils them! I hope you all had a nice St. Valentines day!

Please rate out of 10 this rose print stripe cotton ruched dress see here 

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Have  a  beautiful  weekend, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week February 2nd

Good morning Ladies and happy Sunday to you! Welcome to February and a step closer to Spring. According to Punxsatawney Phil (breaking news!) Spring is on the way! All I know is that there is always 6 more weeks of Winter in Minnesota ! I have to say though it is an unusual Winter this year , there is plenty of snow on the ground but the temperature right now is 45F . I will take it. Yesterday February 1st was the first day of Spring in Ireland and by mid February the Daffodils are starting to rise from the ground.

As I said in my last post our little guy stayed home from preschool on Monday . We took him to the doctor and turns out he had a sinus infection , he is on medication and doing much better. Our Daughter got a nice surprise Yesterday ( I knew already in advance!) when her Grandparents surprised her with a trip to Las Vegas! ( they will be keeping her away from the casino’s !!) It is more family friendly these days. They leave on Thursday night February 13th and return on the 17th . They plan on taking each Grandchild somewhere as they get older.

Yesterday was a quiet day at home, this morning we went to Church and had a pancake breakfast afterwards, so good! We will watch the superbowl later , I will root for Kansas City as my friend Courtney and her husband Jake are fans and are attending the game!

Please rate out of 10 this star print crepe banded empire dress. See here :https://www.eshakti.com/shop/Dresses/Star-print-crepe-banded-empire-maxi-dress-CL0072708

I have customized it from the original.

Have a beautiful week, Terri xo.

Dress of the week January 26th

Good morning Ladies ! I hope you are having a nice day. I was busy Yesterday and did not get to post. Last weekend we watched some football ( congrats to the Kansas city Chiefs Courtney!) on Sunday after Church. We definitely had a relaxing day ! The Monday to Friday routine was pretty normal until Friday when our little guy had to stay home from preschool suffering from the flu. Saturday early was a day of laundry (yay!) And kids play dates., picking some up and dropping some off! On Saturday evening we went to Applebee’s to meet my mother and father-in-law, and my brother-in-law and his wife and kids. They were in the area after attending the boat show. I am still not sure if they are going to purchase! We will see in the months ahead. On Sunday after church our six-year-old went to his friends birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese. They always have a good time there. Now you are up to date!

Please rate out of 10 this Scarlett black floral print ruffled dress .

Have a great week , Terri xoxo.

Dress of the week January 18th

Good morning ladies! On this the third weekend of the New Year I am finally writing a new post . I am sorry I did not get to write over the last few weekends I have been having laptop issues. I got a new laptop but did not like it so send it back. My next one is due to arrive on Tuesday so for now I am writing this from my cell phone. The last few weekends have been busy.

On New Year’s Eve we stayed home and had some friends over. They brought their kids and we played a bunch of board games which was so fun. They did not stay to ring in the New Year as it was getting late for the kids. On January 2nd the kids went back to school and everything was back to normal. 

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Last weekend we visited the kids great-grandparents( my in-laws) the one Great Grandma fell and broke her arm a while after Thanksgiving and we had not got to see her. So we seen her and her husband, and we drove about 10 miles and got to see the other great grandma. It was 8:00 in the evening when we got home but it was a very worthwhile day.

On Monday night during a snowstorm we went to see our daughter sing for her school choir performance. She is 7th grade , and they are getting better all the time! Today we received our new grey sectional couch for the basement! It looks great and finishes off the improvements we made there .


Please rate out of 10 this ruffle frill floral print wrap dress see  hereShout out! To my wonderful mom who turns 82 years old today ❤❤❤

Wishing you all a wonderful rest of your weekend, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week December 21st

Good morning ladies! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! Temperatures have started to improve since last week it is 19 degrees Fahrenheit or -7 Celsius. It is a warm-up! By tomorrow it’s supposed to be in the late thirties .

Last Sunday after church that was a Christmas party with a light lunch and the kids got to make over 20 different crafts. They had fun gluing and glittering and pinning on various items!

This week has been busy with last-minute Christmas preparation. The kids finished school yesterday, we went to see our Pre-K son perform in the little Christmas Pageant, it was cute. The kids also brought little gifts for their teachers in appreciation for all they do.

We will leave at around noon on Christmas Eve to go to my in-laws for Christmas . We usually go to Christmas Eve church and then stay over the following day. What are your plans for Christmas?

Please rate out of 10 this Chelsea dress with cute pleats and high-waisted band.

Wishing you a merry and blessed Christmas Terri xoxo